America has a General Water Crisis and It Goes Well Beyond Flint, Michigan

Written by Geraldine Totesaut, Marketing Project Leader for Save The Water™ | May 5, 2017 As much as we might not like to readily admit it, the sad and hard truth is that a lot of Americans take the country’s supply of drinking water for granted. Many of us do so in terms of tap […]

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Groundwater Contamination due to MTBE

MTBE Contamination in Groundwater: Sources and Behavior By Leigh Horton, staff writer for Save The Water™ | June 12, 2017 Introduction This report synthesizes information about the effects of Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) on groundwater and public drinking wells. It is based solely on a literature review of relevant materials from predominantly American organizations […]

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Washing Clothes May Release Hundreds of Thousands of Microfibers Into Wastewater

Microfibers and microplastics constitute a growing issue in water contamination, and washing clothes may contribute to the problem. By Hoang-Nam Vu, Staff Writer for Save the Water™ | March 13, 2017 If there is one thing teenagers seem less than inclined to do, it’s doing the laundry. Akin to washing the dishes or other commonplace […]

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Lake Pollution By Selenium

By Suraj Rajendran, Staff Writer for Save the Water™ | March 16, 2017 At 1,100 acres, Sutton Lake is home to schools of largemouth bass, catfish and crappie. Unfortunately, the lake also contains high levels of selenium, as Duke University scientists at the Nicholas School of the Environment showed using results of a study in […]

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Chemical Indulin Found in Waters of Corpus Christi, Texas

Article courtesy of Erik Ortiz | December 17th, 2016 | NBC News | Shared as educational material. In Corpus Christi, Texas, an industrial chemical leak at an asphalt plant led to widespread fear of water contamination. There were four unconfirmed reports of systems related to water contamination. City water towers were flushed out to ensure […]

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San Ysidro School District Find Lead in Drinking Water

Article courtesy of Staff of CBS News 8 Team | February 8th, 2017 | CBS8.com | Shared as educational material. In San Ysidro School District, just south of San Diego, California, one school’s water samples showed that faucets contaminated water with “slightly heightened levels of lead, copper, and bacteria.” The school district informed parents that […]

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Texas Cities Worry About Possible Water Contamination

Article courtesy of Staff of Shannon Brooks | January 26th, 2017 | The Examiner | Shared as educational material. In Texas, the Community Water Systems has provided people in Sawmill Addition with water that exceeds regulatory limits for arsenic. In high concentrations, arsenic is poisonous. In low concentrations for extended time periods, arsenic may cause […]

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Dallas Independent School District Retests Water to Ensure Safety

Article courtesy of Staff of Natalie Solis and Vicki Chen | January 24th, 2016 | Fox 4 News | Shared as educational material. After initial samples showed high levels of lead and copper, the Dallas Independent School District has retested water at several schools and is awaiting results. After retesting, some schools were cleared. Although […]

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Surface Water Contamination in New Hampshire Worry Some

Article courtesy of Max Sullivan | January 15th, 2017 | Seacoast Online | Shared as educational material. Although EPA issued an advisory level for perfluorochemicals (PFCs) for drinking water, it is still working to set a level for surface water. Residents and advocates in New Hampshire want the advisory level for surface water to be […]

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Contamination Detection Method Could Better Determine Sources of Pollution

By Hoang-Nam Vu, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | December 18, 2016 Water contamination treatment and alleviating the detrimental effects of water contamination are two of the most pressing issues the United States currently faces. Mitigating the effect we have on water–-and the effects water has on us–-is essential to improvements in our communities. […]

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Diarrhoeal Disease Outbreak in Taramani, India from Contamination

Article courtesy of TNM Staff | December 22nd, 2016 | The News Minute | Shared as educational material. In Taramani, India, people suffered acute diarrhoeal disease from water contamination. The patients had been admitted to Government Royappetah Hospital and Tondiarpet Central Communicable Hospital from December 15 to December 20. But officials deny a cholera outbreak. […]

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New water treatment technology can seek-and-destroy harmful pathogens

By Kimberly Sung, Associate Director of Education for Save the Water | December 15th, 2016 In recent years, harmful bacteria like Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) have been responsible for high-profile outbreaks of illness and even death. Though cases of infection often arise from food sources, further investigation reveals contaminated water as […]

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